The Colossal Consequences of Supervolcanoes

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The threat posed by super volcanoes is explored in a short video that reviews the destruction caused by Mount Tambora in 1815 and by Peru's Huaynaputina in 1600. Think it can't happen again? The narrator contends that the explosive caldera underneath Yellowstone National Park is a disaster just waiting to happen, in the next thousand years or so, that is.

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